Wednesday, September 30, 2009

REVIEW: BrainToniq organic energy drink

You've probably been seeing all the energy drinks out there--Red Bull, etc.--and wondering if there's an organic way to go. Most of the commercial drinks are basically water, dyes, additives, sugar (or artificial sweeteners) and a bootload of caffeine.

I tried this BrainToniq to see if it might help me through my afternoon slumps. The taste is not bad (better if you chill it) and I did get a slight pick me up (n.b., there's NO caffeine in this), and two other writers I consulted said it was "helpful"--one friend, a poet, says he has a BrainToniq as part of his writing routine, so there you go.

I normally don't do well with ginseng, but I didn't feel jittery at all on this.

The ingredients are basically Rhodiola root, Choline Siberian Ginseng, and wild-harvested Blue Green Algae. It's sweetened by agave syrup, which is low glycemic (n.b. herbalist Susun Weed suggests staying away from agave in early pregnancy) and basically only has things that are good for you, so why not give it a try? You might be able to get rid of the afternoon latte, who knows?


Chloe Delano said...

Brilliant post and thanks for sharing! It's great to know there are people out there looking for alternatives to the dangerous energy drinks we're continually bombarded with. If I get a chance, I'll give this one a try. Until then, I'll stick to green tea for my mini-boost!

GreenFertility said...

Thanks, Chloe. Green tea is great, too. This one is good for non caffeine time...